Rockin Body Exercise Program Review

8.81/10

Rockin Body Exercise Program Review

8.81/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Cost
    Average
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

The Rockin Body fitness program is a fitness program offered by Beachbody. Founded by Product Partners, LLC in 1998, Beachbody has been a driving force in the fitness industry with the release of several popular fitness programs such as P90X, Slim in 6, INSANITY, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs and ChaLEAN Extreme.

The company's core focus is on creating DVD-based at-home fitness programs that provide customers with everything they need to effectively lose weight, shed inches off their waist line, and achieve a more toned and sculpted body in 30 or more days.

The Rockin Body fitness program is a collaboration between Beachbody and industry celebrity Shaun T. The Rockin Body fitness program is a high-production dance-oriented workout program that is designed to increase your daily caloric expenditure to promote weight loss, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, and increased muscular tone within 30 days.

The Rockin Body fitness program combines high tempo cardiovascular exercise with light resistance training and even targeted core exercises. To this end, the Rockin Body fitness program is a fairly comprehensive fitness program that is designed to burn a large number of calories per workout. By doing so, individuals who perform the exercise workouts as scheduled and with a moderate level of intensity have been able to lose excess body weight at a fairly rapid rate and significantly decrease their overall percentage of body fat.

In addition, the Rockin Body fitness program includes workouts that include light strength training movements and a dietary guide that is designed to increase the rate at which excess body weight is lost.

Pros

  • High Tempo Aerobic Exercises Promote Weight Loss
  • Mild Strength Training Workout Provided
  • Excellent Choice for Individuals that Enjoy Dance-Oriented Workouts

Cons

  • Dance-Oriented Exercises May Not Appeal to Everyone
  • Slightly Above Average Pricing

Intent of Fitness Program

The Rockin Body fitness program is intended as a calorie-burning, fat-reducing cardiovascular exercise program. The overall theme of the fitness program is dance-based, hence, the majority of movements and exercises are dance-oriented. The Rockin Body fitness program includes one workout oriented towards low resistance strength training. The overall goal of the fitness program is to produce a slimmer, more toned body in 30 days.

The Rockin Body fitness program includes the following:

  • Mark, Move & Groove - Intro workout to learn the various dance moves
  • Party Express - 25-minute high tempo workout
  • Rock It Out - Strength training routine with dumbbells
  • Disco Groove - High tempo dance workout
  • Shaun T's Dance Party - Dance workout performed to popular songs
  • Hard-Core Abs - 10-minute abdominal workout
  • Booty Time - Lower body workout
  • 3 Day Slimdown - A simple and healthy plan to accelerate your weight loss
  • Party Guide - A pocket sized guide designed to teach you what to drink and eat at a party without packing on the calories
  • Quickstart Workout Guide - A guide designed to let you know what workouts to perform on which days
  • Never diet Again Guide - A dietary guide intended to show you how to eat simply and healthy

Primary Areas Worked

The Rockin Body fitness program's main goal is to work the cardiovascular system. The majority of the workouts are comprised of high tempo dance routines. The workout routines are initially performed at a slower pace to allow you to learn the specific movements. However, the true intention of the Rockin Body fitness program is to ultimately perform all of the exercise workouts at a high tempo pace. By doing so, the cardiovascular system will receive a quality workout for approximately 30 to 60 minutes per workout session.

The Rockin Body fitness program is designed to elevate your heart rate to your target heart rate, where your body burns additional carbohydrates and fats in order to provide enough fuel for the continual muscle contractions needed to perform each dance movement. This results in the Rockin Body fitness program achieving its goal of burning a high number of calories per workout session.

In conjunction with The Rockin Body fitness program's general dietary guidelines, the outcome is a higher caloric expenditure and a decreased caloric intake resulting in a balance that favors weight loss and body toning.

The majority of the exercise movements are aerobic dance-oriented, meaning that most of the major muscle groups are worked in any given workout session. For instance, a small section of a workout may involve step-ups that are combined with hip twists, followed by high tempo woodchops. This sequence is an example of the kind of multi-muscle workout that the Rockin Body fitness program is geared towards.

While The Rockin Body fitness program does include a low resistance strength training workout, the overall focus of the program is to improve cardiovascular endurance and promote effective weight loss. Improving flexibility is not an element that the Rockin Body fitness program focuses on.

Program Length/Frequency

The Rockin Body fitness program is intended as a 30-day program, consisting of 7 exercise workouts that range from 20 to 60 minutes per session. The fitness program advises a frequency of 6 sessions a week, with one day of rest. The sessions can be performed day or night, in the convenience of your home, and at whatever time is most appropriate for you.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The Rockin Body fitness program is marketed as a high energy fitness program designed to burn up to 1,000 calories per exercise session. While 1,000 calories expended per exercise session is a hefty claim, a more realistic expectation should center around 500 to 700 calories burned per exercise session. It should be noted that the Rockin Body fitness program boasts several success stories that range from 15 to 60 pounds of weight lost in 30 days.

The Rockin Body fitness program's fundamental approach of performing high tempo aerobic dance routines will indeed promote weight loss, especially if you also adhere to the low calorie dietary recommendations.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The Rockin Body fitness program workouts are all DVD-based, so a DVD player is all that is required. However, the Rock It Out exercise workout is a strength-oriented routine that does incorporate a pair of dumbbells, which are not provided with the purchase of the fitness program. The actual exercises performed across all of the workouts provided in the Rockin Body fitness program are all primarily performed within a confined space and therefore do not require a large room.

Physical Requirements

The Rockin Body fitness program does not require any particular physical prerequisites in order to perform the exercise workouts. However, since all high tempo cardiovascular workouts can be physically strenuous, those who have chronic pain problems of the lower back, foot, hip or knee may want to reconsider purchasing this fitness program. Additionally, the exercise routines are largely high tempo dance movements which may not appeal to those who have trouble keeping up with choreographed high intensity aerobics or dislike dance-infused exercise.

Support

The Rockin Body fitness program is a Beachbody product, so it has an extensive customer service support system that includes the following:

  • FAQ database
  • 24/7 customer support telephone line
  • Email customer service support
  • Live chat support
  • Message board

Cost

The Rockin Body fitness program costs three monthly payments of $ 19.95 with an additional $ 12.95 for shipping and handling. The total is approximately $ 75.00, which is within the average cost for a fitness program of this type.

While similar high tempo dance workouts can be purchased for a lower price, they will not contain the additional items included with the Rockin Body fitness program. In addition, most other high energy dance-oriented fitness programs do not yield the results and effectiveness of the Rockin Body fitness program.

Summary

The Rockin Body fitness program is similar to several other dance-based aerobic fitness programs. The exercise workouts are more than intense enough to induce a high level of caloric expenditure and will promote a safe, rapid and effective approach to losing weight. Additional health and fitness benefits include improving your cardiovascular endurance, maintaining or slightly increasing your muscular strength, and obtaining a body that is highly sculpted and toned.

However, what separates the Rockin Body fitness program from several of the other dance-oriented fitness programs is the fact that it includes core exercise workouts, resistance-based workouts, and a dietary guide and recipe book designed to support your weight loss efforts. All this, coupled with the customer support provided by Beachbody, make the Rockin Body fitness program superior when compared to their competition. For individuals that are looking for a dance-based cardiovascular fitness program, Rockin Body is well worth considering.